VINTAGE PHOTO OF A FEMALE SAMURAI OR ONNA BUGEISHA

The real life female samurai Tomoe Gozen. Japan is a nation with a strong history of female warriors, yet sadly so little fiction has been written on these fascinating ladies!

Two Hangyoku with Bangasa 1910 This is a hand-coloured postcard from around 1910, showing two Hangyoku (Young Geisha) holding paper umbrellas.

Two Hangyoku with Bangasa A hand-coloured postcard from showing two Hangyoku (Young Geisha) holding paper umbrellas.

A Hangyoku (Young Geisha) holding a Kumade or "Lucky Charm Rake"

A Hangyoku holding a Kumade or "Lucky Charm Rake". The Otafuku mask or “Goddess of Mirth” is generally attached to help rake in happiness and prosperity. Kumade are sold at Tori-no-Ichi festivals that are held in November.

Colorized photograph of Nakano Takeko (1847-1868), female samurai who fought and died in the Battle of Aizu (1868). - 9GAG

Colorized photograph of Nakano Takeko (1847-1868), female samurai who fought and died in the Battle of Aizu (1868).

Takeko Nakano (中野 竹子) ⪽ º ⏑ º ⪾ Colorized photograph of Nakano Takeko female samurai who fought and died in the Battle of Aizu -

Oiran , late 19th or early 20th century

Tayuu (highest class of courtesan) - date unkown, Japan. S) -- wondr how long it takes 4 her to even get out the door!

Geisha

A Geisha relaxing with a newspaper, there is a photographic display in the background, probably the foyer of a photographic studio.

A 100-year-old hand colored collotype photo by an unknown Japanese photographer. Okinawa Soba, via Flickr

A hand colored collotype photo by an unknown Japanese photographer via Okinawa Soba

1800年代後半、芸者の黄金時代と呼ばれたときのとても貴重なカラー写真(12pic) - 195casual

<b>A glimpse at what is known as the geisha golden age &mdash; and the kimonos are absolutely striking.

Vintage postcard, Japanese girl in traditional Kimono

Tokyo Geisha 1908 A Japanese postcard posted from Peking (Beijing), China to France in I love her Kimono and the elegant way that her Obi is tied.

vintage geisha

Japanese student with her bicycle - Hand-colored albumen print - Japan -

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